"All-Is-Well" collects ordinary adventures remembered only because they survive in home movies. Against a backdrop of distant news events, kids stampede for Easter eggs; horses run together; families read pulps and shoot craps; cooks fry; tin-can tourists work hard at leisure; people pose, clown and drink, pull back the husks of sweet corn. For them and for us, remaking the ephemeral gesture is both a small pleasure and an act of survival. The home movie segments used in the film... Topics: home movies, prelinger, archival
"The great American boy is hard at work...inventing, creating, building something. The energy that is forever behind both the competitive sports of youth and the desire to build and create new things is the energy that develops industrious, dependable citizens of tomorrow." One of the greatest public relations stunts ever created in this country, the All-American Soap Box Derby combines spectacle, technology, and masculinity. These three themes are well expressed in this film,...
10:01:04:13 Great shot of 1920s police officers standing in row; five total, two officers in hats on each side of police chief hatless in center of frame; police chief hands out mug shot photographs to other police officers. 10:01:14:23 MS police officer passes along mug-shots to fellow officers; MS two mug-shot photographs held in police officer’s hand; great shot CU two mug-shots held in disembodied hand. 10:01:35:07 Great historical footage VS at rally for Mooney and Billings case in 1920s... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Kodachrome home movies from San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); views along the coast and highways of California and Oregon. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, California: Scenics, Oregon: Scenics
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Motion pictures: Amateur, San Francisco Bay Area
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area
Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films